nutrition

Cold is Good for You as a Healing Anti Aging Therapy

Cold is very healing and therapeutic. The use of water for various treatments, in this case, hydrotherapy, is probably as old as mankind. Using water in various forms and temperatures can produce different effects on different systems of the body. Get out of your comfort zone and discover its benefits to thrive and be successful, both physically and mentally. Ice baths are common in the healing world.

What You Need To Know About B Vitamins

The B vitamins are >>> B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B7 (biotin), B12, Folic acid. These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins. Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.

Living With Diabetes

When someone learns they have diabetes, they often find themselves overwhelmed with information. Managing the disease is much easier if they take the opportunity to educate themselves.

George Pickel was diagnosed with Type II diabetes a year ago and knew his life was going to change. “My downfall is milkshakes but that’s not good if you’re diabetic because you’re taking in too much sugar.” His diet needed work and he also needed to work out more. Current health guidelines recommend 150 minutes a week of aerobic exercise along with strength or resistance training at least three times a week. This helps your body improve insulin use and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

This is a whole new way of living for most diabetics and made easier through programs like Lee Memorial Health System’s outreach program called Lee Health Solutions. Sharon Tilbe is a certified diabetess coordinator. “We initially do 10 hours of education” she says. That includes “an overview of diabetes, prevention of complications, nutrition, exercise and behavior modification and stress management.”

George learned all about diabetic health guidelines, everything from changing his diet and monitoring his blood sugar levels. The program includes three follow up visits, spaced throughout the year. George credits it for his success, “We are creatures of habit and it’s like being in school” he says, “the teacher is watching and you’re going to do the right thing.”

Feedback shows and educated patient is much more likely to build good routines and stick with them.

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